Book Review: Grow Wild by K.M. Penemue

Grow Wild by K.M. PenemueTitle: Grow Wild
Author: K.M Penemue
Genre: Historical Romance, F/F Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: March 18, 2015 by Less Than Three Press

Josie has been drifting from town to town for years, surviving on whatever work she can find. When she rolls into Rio Plato, however, it's not work she's hunting, but an old enemy.

Dahlia Wheeler owns the Sentimental Lady saloon and brothel, where Josie stays. But though Josie feels the pull between her and Dahlia, she refuses to get involved and risk dragging Dahlia into her plans for revenge and the aimless life she leads—assuming she doesn't wind up with a noose around her neck.

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Reviewed by: J9


I really enjoyed this short novella. The historical setting and quick pace kept my attention and the romance was sweet. Josie’s character is well written and had me rooting for her. I liked that she was a bit rough around the edges and struggled with things like money and needing a job. Dahlia wasn’t as well rounded of a character as Josie but she ends up being the right one for Josie. I especially liked that this historical romance novella had a lesbian romance, as it took the elements of traditional Western romance and added that as a twist. The women were both women, not a stand in for a male lead. While the sexual intimacy was rather tame for this romance reader, it was appropriate for the leads and the short novella format.

J9’s Rating:
4 Frogs

About J9: Vegan. Avid runner. Android addict. Never without a book in hand. Currently devouring MM romance but reads historial romance and paranormal romance as well. Follow J9 on Twitter.


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